Before the end of the year, the BCA invited flexible workspace operators across the UK to contribute to a new 'Social Gallery' - an online collection of photographs demonstrating the very best in serviced office design.
To date, the response has been spectacular. Flexible workspace operators from all over the UK have sent in stunning photographs of their spaces, ranging from the industrious spaces of Milton Keynes and the bustling heart of Edinburgh to the plush skyscrapers of Central London.
The BCA's Social Gallery is a celebration of the careful thought, imaginative design and sheer hard work that goes into developing today's extraordinary flexible workspaces. And it doesn't end here. We will continue to build this impressive portfolio over the coming year, so please send in your photographs and show off the very best qualities of your own flexible workspace.
(BCA members and non-members are welcome to participate. Please email a maximum of three high-quality photos of your flexible workspace to email@example.com with 'BCA Social Gallery' in the subject line. Remember to include the name of your centre and brief details describing each photo.)
Here is a selection of our favourites to date:
Bucks Biz, Milton Keynes
Flexible workspace operator Bucks Biz has developed an impressive business centre at its sprawling site in Milton Keynes, which also caters to manufacturing and light industrial requirements. The business centre reception has a floor to ceiling digital lightbox image with changing vistas:
Bucks Biz also has a fun lounge area with a play room that's open to clients and the general public, with a golf simulator, bar, a pool table and a Costa Coffee machine:
Landmark Plc, City of London
Landmark's 110 Bishopsgate (formerly Heron Tower) in the City of London has a fantastic triple-height atrium on floors 17-19 with spectacular panoramic skyline views, floor to ceiling windows and a spiral staircase. In addition to beautiful design, Landmark Plc's 110 Bishopsgate won the BCA Business Centre of the Year Award in 2013 for outstanding service and client care, which further adds to the appeal of this extraordinary business centre.
Lenta, City of London
Spectacular office space design doesn't have to be ultra modern. Lenta's Token House Business Centre is a Grade II listed Victorian building that was formerly occupied by the Queen's stockbrokers, and its design speaks volumes about its fascinating past.
In addition to its own resident knight ‘Carlos’ (an impressive suit of armour), the centre has kept its period roots with ornate decor, chandeliers and a superb boardroom. The grand 18-capacity ‘Cazenove Room’ is a central point of Token House featuring many original period characteristics, antique furniture, and views overlooking Tokenhouse Yard towards the Bank of England. But its technology certainly isn't rooted in the past, with Wi-Fi and video conferencing technology providing clients with an undisputable 21st century workspace.
Cobalt 3.1, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Fresh, light and inviting, Cobalt's cool and curvy corridors have been designed to give clients more privacy within their office space as well as lots of little breakout areas for phone calls, informal meetings or a quick bite to eat at lunchtime.
Nexus Business Space, Edinburgh
The vibrant colours and playful furniture design at Nexus Busine